Casino Helps With Back-To-School Expenses
Associated Press - Mon 08:16 AM 08/13/2012
Parents of students in Sumner County public schools are hitting the jackpot as they prepare for the new school year, thanks to the state's newest casino.
The Kansas Star Casino is giving $100 prepaid VISA rewards cards to each student in Mulvane and Sumner County schools to help pay for back-to-school supplies. That's about 6,000 students who have received the cards, while
the casino plans to start giving out $500 cards to any of the 425 full-time teachers who apply for them.
The money is part of the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund, which is completely funded by the casino. The fund already has given out $368,000 to 2012 graduating seniors in the form of $1,000 scholarships.
Associated Press Information from: The Wichita Eagle